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Hey y’all. Sorry for not doing a podcast last week. The travelling and getting back into the swing left me a bit frazzled. But I’m back with another podcast to jam some flava’ in ya ear. Enjoy!



Nostalgia 77 – Seven Nation Army
Tricky – Black Steel
The Smashing Pumpkins – Landslide
Corrine Bailey Rae – Munich
Jose Gonzalez – Heartbeats

Five Songs… That Are Better Than The Originals

Yes, I’m on the road. But that won’t stop me from podcasting! This episode is fun for the whole family. Share this with your mum and pop and see if they agree that these are Five Songs that even they’ll enjoy!



Kings of Convenience – Boat Behind
The Black Keys – Your Touch
Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights
Sufjan Stevens – Chicago
Adele – Chasing Pavements

Five Songs… Even Your Parents Will Like

I hope that you guys enjoy this episode, but I won’t be offended if you don’t. It’s all a little strange, but maybe you’ll find some beauty in the weirdness.



Danger Doom – Sofa King
Mylo – Destroy Rock and Roll
The Avalanches – Frontier Psychiatrist
65daysofstatic – Don’t Kill Me
Squarepusher – Come On My Selector


Five Songs… That Are A Little Weird

Here it is! Either a little late or right on time. I had a hell of a week last week so I wasn’t able to get this done until today. But it ended up being released ON Valentine’s Day. How appropriate! I hope you enjoy!


Minnie Ripperton – Loving You
Extreme – More Than Words
Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams
Joss Stone – Super Duper Love
Outkast (Andre 3000) – Spread

Five Songs… For Young Love

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Part One of my two part Valentine’s Day series. We’re getting the bitter out of the way before the hearts and crap. Enjoy listening!


Cake – I Will Survive
Ben Folds Five – Song For The Dumped
The Postal Service – Against All Odds
Cee-Lo Green – Fuck You
Jens Lekman – I’m Leaving You Because I Don’t Love You

Five Songs… For A Breakup

New episode of Five Songs today! This time I’m taking the classic rock path. Hopefully you guys enjoy it. As always, leave me some comments and suggestions.


Chicago – 25 or 6 to 4
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Styx – Renegade
ZZ Top – La Grange
Dio – Holy Diver

Five Songs… That Rock Just As Hard Today

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Here it is! The newest episode of your favourite podcast! Five Songs That Prove Autotune Doesn’t (Always) Suck! I had a lot of fun with this one, and I hope you’ll all enjoy it. If you guys have suggestions for themes to do in the future, send ’em my way! I want to please my audience! 🙂


Daft Punk – One More Time
Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
Kanye West – Love Lockdown
Sufjan Stevens – I Want To Be Well
The Gregory Brothers – Bed Intruder Song

Five Songs… That Prove Autotune Doesn\’t (Always) Suck

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Hey everyone! I’m back with the SECOND episode of Five Songs. I got a lot of good response from the first episode so I’m going to keep doing them as long as you’re willing to keep listening.

This episode: Five Songs… to seduce with. I hope you enjoy it. Please give me your flames and complaints in the comments below. 🙂

Air – La Femme D’Argent
Portishead – Only You
Young Galaxy – Wailing Wall
Damien Rice – Delicate
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together

Five Songs… To Seduce With

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Five Songs… To Seduce With by Smackdog

So here it is! The first episode of my new podcast that I thought I’d try out. The basic premise of it is that I pick a theme, and then five songs that fit that theme and talk about them a little bit. I think it could be a neat way to expose people to some music they may not have heard before, and also a way for me to talk about music (which we all know I love to do).

So check it out and let me know what you think. I’ll hopefully be doing more episodes in the coming days, and hopefully get on some kind of schedule. Weekly? I guess we’ll call this a beta test.

The first episode is “Five Songs… that will make you love hip-hop”. Even if you don’t like hip-hop, listen anyway. You’ll probably find SOMETHING good.


Geto Boys – Mind Playing Tricks On Me
Jurassic 5 – The Influence
Slum Village – Climax
Mos Def – Miss Fat Booty
Outkast – B.O.B.

Five Songs… That Will Make You Love Hip-Hop

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Five Songs-That Will Make You Love Hip-Hop by Smackdog

So I love dance/house/electronic/synth-pop type musics. Just let’s get that out there. I’m also quite fond of Jeph Jacques’ Questionable Content webcomic. Every year he blogs about his Top 10 albums of the year. We seem to have pretty similar tastes in music, so I can generally assume that I’m going to like the things he likes. This year’s article (found HERE) was no different. I downloaded his ‘Top album of the year’, and just fell head over heels in love.

It’s Grum’s Heartbeats. The Jeph’s review is short but passionate. Since I’m such a fan of Daft Punk, I figured I’d give it a listen. I haven’t been able to stop listening since. It’s like taking a time machine designed in the near future and taking it back to 1986. If you’re at ALL into dancy/poppy/discoy/synthy stuff, you’re going to want this album. It’s just about perfect. I don’t hear any throwaway tracks on it and it’s pretty much the perfect soundtrack to anything you could want to do in life (except the sad stuff, this album doesn’t have time for sad. Even the downtempo tracks are pretty upbeat.) It just reminds me of a time when Hall & Oates, Prince and Phil Collins were all you would need for a good time. The stand-out track for me is ‘Turn It Up’ (which you can listen to HERE if you don’t want to commit to downloading a whole album to see if you’d like it.) Oh and by the way, click on the album name up there if you haven’t already.

When I went looking around for information about this Grum character (he’s a dude from the UK) I read that this album has been compared to Daft Punk’s Discovery and Mylo’s Destroy Rock and Roll. I had never heard the second one but since I like Discovery and Heartbeats so much, I sought it out and grabbed it. Was not disappointed. I’d say give Heartbeats a listen and if you dig it, grab THIS.